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The Russian coast guard has seized three Japanese fishing boats near the disputed islands off Hokkaido, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Twenty-eight crew members aboard the 19-ton vessels, all out of Nemuro, Hokkaido, were taken into custody, ministry officials said.

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